In this week in history 25 YEARS PENRITH

Date: Tuesday 18th April 2017
The Kirkby Stephen Grammar School hall saw the town’s primary school perform “Ahmet, the Woodseller” 25 years ago.
The Kirkby Stephen Grammar School hall saw the town’s primary school perform “Ahmet, the Woodseller” 25 years ago.

Residents in the Penrith area of Foster Street and Harrison Street are to petition Eden Council over alleged broken promises to relieve parking problems in the area. The protest follows the publication of the latest plans for residential development on allotment land at Foster Street, which have been submitted by the council to the Planning Committee, on behalf of the North Housing Association.

Residents in the Penrith area of Foster Street and Harrison Street are to petition Eden Council over alleged broken promises to relieve parking problems in the area. The protest follows the publication of the latest plans for residential development on allotment land at Foster Street, which have been submitted by the council to the Planning Committee, on behalf of the North Housing Association.

Penrith pupils have scored a first for the county by taking the Institute of Environmental Health Officers’ basic food hygiene course. Ullswater High School is the first in the county to offer the course and has received strong support from local businesses and Eden District Council in setting it up.

ARMATHWAITE

In these days when the spotlight so often falls on the problems of public transport, one bus group is facing up to the challenge of the times. Following an approach from a group of residents in Armathwaite to provide a regular bus service to Carlisle, the Fellrunner community minibus committee carried out a rapid feasibility study this spring and have now arranged for a new Friday service, including Armathwaite.

KESWICK

Keswick’s strongest men are busy preparing for a follow up to their successful truck pull around the streets of the town. The team of body builders from a local gymnasium are now to test their strength by pulling a truck from Cockermouth to Keswick to raise money for charity. “A lot of people say that body building is a false fitness,” said organiser Mr. Eric Davidson. “But that is a load of rubbish.”

LAZONBY

Mr. Eric Darling, managing secretary at the Lazonby store of Penrith Co-operative Society, retired. He moved to the village in 1978 as general manager of Lazonby and District Co-operative Society, which celebrated 100 years of trading in 1988.

CALTHWAITE

Calthwaite couple Arnold and Amy Mallinson delighted in a golden wedding “surprise, surprise” celebration. Arriving at Brantwood Hotel, Stainton, for what was expected to be a quiet meal with their son, Colin, and daughter-in-law Sheila, the golden pair were confronted by every member of their family, including grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “It was a real surprise,” Mrs. Mallinson told the “Herald”. “We didn’t know anything about it.”

50 YEARS

APPLEBY

Appleby Borough Coun-cil are to join the Railway Invigoration Society as part of their bid to combat British Rail proposals for the Carlisle-Leeds railway line through North Westmorland. The line is not one to be “retained and developed” in the basic rail network plan and the Council’s Planning and Development Committee considered the possible effects on development in the area.

MURTON

At Murton Village Hall, Mr. J. T. Hall, Appleby and formerly of Murton, who was for 20 years secretary of Murton Commoners Association, was presented with cigarettes and an illuminated plaque to mark his service.

APPLEBY

Thirteen-year-old Nigel Clark may have a claim to being the most experienced schoolboy air traveller in the country. For Nigel, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Clark, now staying at Bongate Cross, Appleby, has more than 65,000 miles of air travel to his name. His father, Mr. Alan Clark, works for International Aeradio Ltd. and has been in overseas employment for sixteen years. His wife, Anne, is third daughter of Mr. H. C. and the late Mrs. E. Alderson, Appleby. Nigel boards at Huyton Hill School, near Ambleside, and three times a year he travels by air to visit his parents during holidays.

MORLAND

Mr. and Mrs. Robert James Parkin, East View, Morland, celebrated their golden wedding, having been married by the Rev. J. Knight on 7th April, 1917, at St. Lawrence’s Church. They recall that the wedding-day weather was far from spring-like and when the reception was held at Mr. Parkin’s farm, snow fell heavily and remained for two weeks.

PENRITH

Penrith firemen had tears in their eyes when they answered a call. They couldn’t help it really, for the brigade had been summoned to the typewriter and antique shop of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mildwurf, in Corney Square, where a 1.5 gallon flask of concentrated ammonia had burst open. Two firemen, wearing breathing apparatus, entered the small room where the accident happened, but the fumes were so strong they penetrated inside their goggles. Mr. Mildwurf said afterwards: “I was going to dilute the ammonia when the bottle broke open in my hands. I was nearly overcome by the fumes, but managed to get in touch with the fire brigade.”

100 YEARS

MARTINDALE

Mrs. Sarah Leck, a splendid type of daleswoman and the oldest female inhabitant of the parish, died aged 87. Her predecessors were residents in the dale for many succeeding generations.

ROSGILL

In two years, children of Rosgill and Swindale schools have collected 4,112 eggs for wounded soldiers and sailors.

KESWICK

At the annual meeting of the Urban Council, Mr. H. Swinburn (Market Square) was elected Chairman in succession to Mr. T. R. Hayes, who became vice-chairman.